Tag Archive: EEOC

May 29

Top Background Screening Trends in 2012

With the increasing number of employers conducting background checks, public concerns have arisen pertaining to the method, use and fairness of such checks in potentially barring applicants from employment. We’ve compiled a list of the most significant trends that are shaping the background screening industry.

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May 08

New Guidance issued by EEOC on Criminal Background Checks

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Enforcement Guidance on use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. As a result, the new EEOC Enforcement Guidance aims to prohibit employers from using “blanket prohibitions” against hiring anyone with any kind of a criminal records, no matter how old the conviction and …

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Feb 06

Employers Face Class Action Lawsuits for Online Applications in Violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act

In a response to a lack of communication during the online application process, the National Law Forum reports that an increasing number of job seekers are suing employers who are in violation of theFair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In a recent class action lawsuit against K-Mart, prosecutors say that the online applications that they filled out for positions at …

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